Interested in alternative porn and sexually explicit mainstream films? Then you should know your classics. Shortbus is American film from 2006, written and directed by very talented Director John Cameron Mitchell. This is a selection of the best sex scenes…
Shortbus, sex and characters
It’s basically about a group of characters who converge in New York, more specifically in the artistic/sexual salon called Shortbus. According to Mitchell, the film attempts to “employ sex in new cinematic ways because it’s too interesting to leave to porn.”
The central character is Sofia Lin, a couples therapist who, ironically enough, has never had an orgasm. Thanks to the influence of new clients and other characters, she will be able to find her way to enjoying sex…
This movie is one of the (too) few films that mix sex and life. The sex is completely integrated with the characters’ lives. The film was premiered at the Festival de Cannes in 2006 and received great reviews.
– Tristan Taormino, a sex columnist and porn film director (among others, her series of very educational “Expert Guide” films) has participated in the orgy scene.
– In the film they talk about a vibrating egg called In the Realm of the Senses. This is a wink to the explicit 1976 Nagisa Oshima film of the same name in which a man urges his lover to insert a hard-boiled egg in her vagina and “lay it”.